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Peanut Farm Show Scheduled for Jan. 19, 2023

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) reminds growers and industry leaders that the 46th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be held at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The event is free and open to farmers and …

GPC a Popular Visit at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson Peanut butter sandwiches. Peanut samples. Peanut-based education. It’s just another week at the Sunbelt Ag Expo for the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC). GPC invites all those interested in snacking on peanuts and learning more about production to its building on Wednesday and Thursday at the Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Justin Odom, project coordinator-farm and field services for …

Georgia Peanut Bank Week Highlighted Throughout State

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission is partnering with the Georgia Bankers Association this week to promote the Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and banks across Georgia will pay tribute to the state’s peanut producers. Justin Odom, project coordinator in farm and field services at the Georgia Peanut Commission, discussed what this week means for the state’s peanut …

GPC Creating Awareness During Annual Restaurant Week

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) is collaborating with restaurants across the state this week to promote peanuts with Georgia peanut-inspired dishes for the second annual Georgia Peanut Restaurant Week. Hannah Jones, project coordinator for research and education for GPC, discussed how this week helps bring awareness to peanuts being a viable option at restaurants across Georgia. “The …

Peanut Tour’s Return Key to Industry’s Future

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission celebrated the return of the Georgia Peanut Tour this month. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the tour returned to South Georgia and involved farmers, industry leaders and those just wanting to know more about agriculture. Joe Boddiford, chairman of the board for the Georgia Peanut Commission, discussed the importance of the …

GPC, UGA Using Tour to Educate Attendees About Peanuts

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) and University of Georgia Peanut Team are educating Georgia Peanut Tour attendees this week about peanut production and why it’s important in helping feed the world. How are peanuts produced? What is aflatoxin? How are they graded following harvest? These are some of the questions Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension peanut …

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GCC, GPC Invite Farmers to Annual Field Day

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) invite producers to the Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Tifton, Georgia. University of Georgia (UGA) cotton and peanut team members, who specialize in agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, fertility and breeding will provide growers timely information pertinent to two of the …

Cotton/Peanut Research Field Set for Sept. 7

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission remind producers that a joint research field day with University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will highlight research funded by the respective commissions and coordinated by university researchers. Both cotton and peanut producers will be able to ask …

Disease Management Vital for Peanut Producers

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension caution producers about disease management with harvest season approaching. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension plant pathologist, discusses white mold and leaf spot, which could be problematic with increased rainfall in certain areas of the state. “This change in weather we’ve had, it’s almost like a light switch in …

GPC: Register Now for Georgia Peanut Tour

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) reminds those interested in attending this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour that registration is currently being held for the Sept. 13-15 event. It will be held in Tifton, Georgia, and surrounding areas. The tour provides attendees every year with the latest information on one of Georgia’s top row crops. They will also view …